Centennial receives $2M boost to enhance student success, environmental sustainability


Centennial College recently received a $2M funding boost from private philanthropist Diane Blake to enhance student success and environmental sustainability. The funding will: support several full-tuition scholarships in sustainability-focused programs, especially for first-generation learners; bolster Centennial’s SDG Innovation Lab; empower the school’s Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Services; and contribute to the expansion of the college’s new build, which Centennial reports will be the country’s first mass-timber, zero-carbon certified higher education facility with LEED Gold and WELL Silver certifications. “Community colleges today provide an essential role in the future of our country that spans all of society,” said Blake. “It will be exciting to see Centennial College grow and thrive.”